Acai earring pendant in 9ct yellow gold and set with peridot, iolite, amethyst and blue topaz stones, to be worn on Astrea hoops. The açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea) is a species of palm tree in the genus Euterpe cultivated for their fruit and superior hearts of palm. Its name comes from the Portuguese adaptation of the Tupian word ïwaca'i, '[fruit that] cries or expels water'. From the Journey to Brazil.
These earring pendants measure approximately 26mm tall.
*Astrea hoops are sold separately.
The Acai berries hang in the most wonderful panicles in the rainforests of Brazil. I loved the ice creams, drinks and deserts made with them, they were part of life in Rio in my first few days there and I could not resist bringing their story back with me as a jewel. My jewelled berries hang from golden branches as pendants and as earrings. And for my 35th anniversary, I made a unique pair of Acai earrings set with aquamarines, some beautiful rare marquise facetted tanzanites and diamonds.
Peridot was first found in 300BC on St. John's Island in the Red Sea, and crusaders brought it back to their cathedrals in the Middle Ages. When beautifully cut it has the colour of a freshly unfurled beech leaf in Spring, a gemstone greatly admired for its rich 'oily' green shades from the mineral olivine. Large stones are rare and when she finds them, Cassandra loves to use them for brooches and earrings. As the birthstone for August, a precious peridot can bring you prosperity and happiness, welcoming new beginnings and paving the way for courage, wealth and wisdom.
All Cassandra Goad Jewellery is designed and made in our workshops in London.
Ever in search of the unusual and rare, Cassandra travels the world to source beautiful gemstones, either in the rough or cut form.
The craftsman works as an artist recreating the design in metal. The jewel is then mounted, assayed, polished and set.